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Presentations and posters of the Final OptiMIR Scientific and Expert Meeting

Please find below oral contributions and posters presented during the Final OptiMIR Scientific and Expert Meeting. Moreover, abstracts related to these contributions are now published online in a special issue of the Journal Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society, and Environment on May 4, 2015: www.pressesagro.be/base/issue/view/420

 

Thursday 16th April

 

Welcome and overview of the OptiMIR project

 

 

Session 1 – Advances in infrared analysis of milk
Chair: P. DARDENNE (Walloon Agricultural Research Center, Belgium)

 

Session 2 – Rapid analytical methods as phenotyping tools
Chair: B. WICKHAM (ConsultWickham, Ireland)

 

Session 3 – Advances in data interpretation and integration in management indicators
Chair: H. SOYEURT (University of Liège, Belgium)

 

Session 4 – Management indicator traits: contribution to animal breeding and benchmarking
Chair: S. MATTALIA (Institut de l'Elevage, France)

 

Posters session

  Session 1

Detection and quantification of whey in raw milk by near infrared spectroscopy
M. J. BELL (Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil)

Detection and quantification of whey in raw milk by near infrared spectroscopy
  Session 2

Biodiversity of raw milk microbiota using the example of two individual farms
F. BREITENWIESER (Milchprüfring Baden-Württemberg e.V., Germany)

Biodiversity of raw milk microbiota using the example of two individual farms


  Session 2

Mid-infrared prediction of beta-hydroxybutyrate, acetone, and citrate contents in milk
C. BASTIN (University of Liège, Belgium)

Mid-infrared prediction of beta-hydroxybutyrate, acetone, and citrate contents in milk


  Session 3

Detection of ketosis in dairy cattle by determining infrared milk ketone bodies amount
J.-B. DAVIÈRE (France Conseil Elevage, France)

Detection of ketosis in dairy cattle by determining infrared milk ketone bodies amount


(lien vers le document pdf P4 - Davière.pdf)

  Session 3

Direct and indirect losses in milk yield associated with subclinical mammary infections in dairy cows under field conditions in Wallonia
J. DETILLEUX (University of Liège, Belgium)

Direct and indirect losses in milk yield associated with subclinical mammary infections in dairy cows under field conditions in Wallonia


  Session 4

Occurrence of Staphylococcus aureus genotype B in dairy farms and clinical samples in Baden-Württemberg
F. BREITENWIESER (Milchprüfring Baden-Württemberg e.V., Germany)

Occurrence of Staphylococcus aureus genotype B in dairy farms and clinical samples in Baden-Württemberg


  Session 4

Correlation between levels of ?-hydroxybutyrate and fatty acids in blood and milk and its impact on ketosis diagnosis in dairy cows
F. LESSIRE (University of Liège, Belgium)

Correlation between levels of ?-hydroxybutyrate and fatty acids in blood and milk and its impact on ketosis diagnosis in dairy cows


  Session 4

FTIR spectroscopy and genetic selection for improving bovine milk fatty acid composition
V.TAFINTSEVA (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway)

FTIR spectroscopy and genetic selection for improving bovine milk fatty acid composition

  Session 4

Genetic variability of mid-infrared predicted cheese yield in Holstein first-parity cows in Walloon Region of Belgium
F. COLINET (University of Liège, Belgium)

Genetic variability of mid-infrared predicted cheese yield in Holstein first-parity cows in Walloon Region of Belgium


  Session 4

Genetic correlations between methane production and milk fatty acid contents of Walloon Holstein cattle throughout the lactation
M.-L. VANROBAYS (University of Liège, Belgium)

Genetic correlations between methane production and milk fatty acid contents of Walloon Holstein cattle throughout the lactation


  Session 4

Genetic and environmental effects on individual wavelengths of bovine milk infrared spectra
Q. WANG (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)

Genetic and environmental effects on individual wavelengths of bovine milk infrared spectra


  Session 4

Genetic parameters for milk calcium content predicted by mid-infrared spectroscopy in three French dairy cattle breeds
S. MINERY (Institut de l'Elevage, France)

Genetic parameters for milk calcium content predicted by mid-infrared spectroscopy in three French dairy cattle breeds


  Session 5

Validation of a new immunoradiometric assay (IRMA) allowing quantification of Pregnancy-Associated Glycoproteins concentrations in bovine milk
J-F. BECKERS (University of Liège, Belgium)

Validation of a new immunoradiometric assay (IRMA) allowing quantification of Pregnancy-Associated Glycoproteins concentrations in bovine milk


 

 



Friday 17th April

Satellite session – From the lab to the farm: how to integrate technology on-farm? From the researcher to the farmers: how to present the information to have useful, profitable and user-friendly tools?
Chair: G. DOWNEY (Teagasc, Ireland) & P. MAYERES (Walloon Breeding Association, Belgium)

Invited experts: L. SØRENSEN (Aarhus University, Denmark), C. BAUMGARTNER (Milchprüfring Bayern, Germany), S. HOLROYD (Fonterra Research & Development Centre, New Zealand), Harrie VAN DEN BIJGAART (Qlip, The Netherlands), M. HOSTENS (University of Gent, Belgium), D. LEFEBVRE (Valacta, Canada), D. BARBANO (Cornell University, United States), and M. LIDAUER (Natural Resources Institute, Finland).

Summary of the salellite session


 

Session 5 – Prospects and future challenges in analytical procedures to qualify fine milk composition
Chair: V. BAETEN / G. SINNAEVE (Walloon Agricultural Research Center, Belgium)


 

Session 6 – Future challenges: genomics contributing to advisory tools?
Chair: N. GENGLER (University of Liège, Belgium)

 

Conclusions of the Final OptiMIR Scientific and Expert Meeting

 

 


 
 
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